Harsco Announces Chief Financial Officer Resignation

Harsco Announces Chief Financial Officer Resignation

CAMP HILL, Pa., Nov. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversified global
industrial company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today the
resignation ofStephenJ.Schnoor as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer and Treasurer. Barry E. Malamud, who currently serves as Vice
President and Corporate Controller, has been named as Interim CFO and will
assume the responsibilities of principal financial officer until a permanent
CFO has been selected.Both changes are effective as of today's date.The
Company has engaged the firm of Heidrick & Struggles to undertake its search
and recruitmentprocess.

"Steve has dedicated himself throughout his many years of Harsco service to
the highest principles of financial integrity and prudent fiscal management,"
said President and CEO Patrick Decker."We acknowledge with extreme gratitude
his contributions to Harsco's long-term financial stability.We recognize also
that it is time to move forward under new leadership in this area as we shape
the course of our renewed vision for Harsco as one of the world's premier
industrial companies."

Harsco Corporation serves major global industries that are fundamental to
worldwide economic growth and development, including steel and metals
production, construction, railways and energy.Harsco's common stock is a
component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index.Additional
information can be found atwww.harsco.com.

CONTACT: Investor Contact
         James Jacobson
         Media Contact
         Kenneth D. Julian

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